By Donato Mancini, Jeremy Turner and Flick Harrison
Selected Exhibition History of AVATARA:
CENTRE A (Vancouver Centre for Contemporary Asian Art), Vancouver, Canada
AVATARA produced for and run as a video installation in the exhibition [esc] - May 2003
Open Space, Victoria, Canada
Ran as a video installation as part of the exhibition Projects - July and August 2003
Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, Finland
Ran as a video installation in Summit of Micronations, curated by Lars Vilks - August 2003
Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Canada
AVATARA is featured in the present issue of Horizon Zero, the online magazine of the Banff Centre, and we've been invited to do a screening and workshop in the summer of 2004
HUMlab, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Rocketshop, Berlin, Germany. Transmediale 0.4 media festival / conference: "Utopia - u build it."
Screened publicly as part of this exhibition - February 2004.
A-Space, Toronto, Canada
To run as a video installation for the second portion of [esc] - August 2004
Victoria Independent Film and Video Festival, Victoria, BC.
Interactive Futures Conference
Screening on January 31, 2004.
Machinima Film Festival, American Museum of the Moving Image, New York City, NY.
Festival screening in October 2003.
- nominated for best picture
- received a five-star rating in viewer polls
Conferences, Forums and Symposia:
Distributed Creativity, hosted by Eyebeam, New York, USA
We were participants in the Digital Karma forum, November 2003, invited on the strength of AVATARA, a book will be published containing the material in 2004
Interactive Futures, Victoria, Canada
We gave an academic presentation about AVATARA and the relation of VR to cinema - January 2004
CyberWorlds 2003 Conference, Singapore
Bruce Damer used AVATARA to introduce OnLive! Traveler - December 2003
Institutions where AVATARA has been used as a teaching resource:
University of Victoria, Canada
University of British Columbia, Canada
Tech BC, Canada
Concordia University, Canada
University College of Cape Breton, Canada
University of Regina, Canada
James Madison University, USA
University of the Arts in Philadelphia, USA
University of Western Sydney, Australia
The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Helsinki University, Finland
Institutionen för Teknik Och Samhälle Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden